The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives
Chapter 27: Entrepreneurship as Process
Entrepreneurship as Process
Browse any article on organizational entrepreneurship, and you are almost guaranteed to find entrepreneurship discussed as a process. Remarkable too is the sheer number and variety of processes addressed – from opportunity discovery and creation processes, to firm start-up, growth, and exit processes, to broader market and institutional processes. And these are but a few examples! It is little surprise that ‘entrepreneurial process’ currently ranks as the ‘hottest’ topic in entrepreneurship research (Kuckertz, 2013). For the past generation, ‘the entrepreneurial process’ has been a ubiquitous phrase in the organizational entrepreneurship literature. In recent years, ‘entrepreneuring’ – a term that serves as shorthand for entrepreneurship as process – has begun to appear ...